Wednesday, 26 February 2014

News: Yorkdale Celebrates Fifty Years

One of Canada's most popular shopping destinations celebrates golden anniversary.

Coco Rocha models in the Yorkdale anniversary ad campaign
"When Yorkdale first opened its doors in 1964, we were the largest shopping centre in the world," said Claire Santamaria, General Manager of Yorkdale Shopping Centre in a news release. "Fifty years later, we can say that Yorkdale has helped transform Canada's retail landscape by being the number one destination for international retailers entering the Canadian market. We want to celebrate our golden anniversary as we continue growing to meet with the demand of shoppers and international retailers."

Yorkdale has planned a series of events to commemorate the milestone anniversary, including:

  • a photo exhibit by Bryan Adams featuring Toronto's style mavens
  • special Gold Collection limited edition items at retailers such as Michael Kors and MAC
  • a golden anniversary gown commissioned from Lucian Matis will be displayed at Yorkdale and featured in an anniversary ad campaign featuring Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha
  • the CN Tower will be illuminated in gold tonight to commemorate the anniversary
Yorkdale is in the midst of a  $331 million renovation and expansion which is adding almost 300,000 square feet of retail space including a new Nordstrom store. The expansion is slated to open in 2016.

[Image and press release via Yorkdale]